Are you wondering what is Gravity Space Ads? You should remove Gravity Space Ads immediately, because it is a virus that should be exterminated from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Gravity Space Ads is a nasty piece of software that functions remarkably similar to a type of viruses called Adware. As you have noticed it will generate a large amount of advertisements (Ads) and throw them in your face whenever possible. The most common triggers are you starting your internet browser or loading a new page/tab while using it.
Ads spawned by Gravity Space Ads can vary a great deal. Usually they will take the form of a pop-up message or a banner or great size. They will be big enough to hinder your normal work with the computer demanding your attention to them in order to close them. Ads can also appear as whole new pages that often parallel to whatever you were loading in the first place. Yet another form of Ads is when words of any text you might be reading become underlined and hyperlinked, so hovering the mouse over them reveals an expandable window.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Gravity Space Ads from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Gravity Space Ads from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
The detrimental effects of Gravity Space Ads
First and foremost Gravity Space Ads slows down your computer. Every time an Ad loads it uses processor time and internet bandwidth. Since it happens simultaneously to another operation you order it will delay it. If you are using a an older computer, or have poor connection to the internet this might even lead to freezes and non-responsive lock-ups.
Viruses like Gravity Space Ads are also known to propagate other viruses. Very often you will be presented with the opportunity to download something. This something could be a large variety of things – but most often it will be some kind of free software intended to repair a non-existing problem with your computer. It’s possible that even you are given a fake warning about such a problem by the virus – missing plug-ins, virus infestation, registry errors and the like. Any file you download and install like that will be an actual virus.
Remove Gravity Space Ads
Removing viruses is getting harder and harder with every year. Nowadays there often exist multiple copies of the same virus, on the outside they are all similar. The difference is when you try to remove Gravity Space Ads from your PC. Depending on what version you have you might have to perform different operations.
We’ve tried to write this guide to encompass all possible iterations of Gravity Space Ads. Unfortunately this automatically entails that some of these Steps might not be really necessary. If at any point you do not recieve the expected outcome as written from a step and you are certain you’ve carefully followed the guide then you’ve come upon such a step. Simple move on to the next one.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
Gravity Space Ads is quite capable of existing in all of your installed internet browser at once. It can infect even those you don’t regularly use and it will copy itself between them whenever any version is deleted from a browser. This means that you will have to repeat Steps 2&3 for every browser separately and without rebooting your computer between doing it.
Also – try to remember – did you download and installed anything as prompted by an Ad from Gravity Space Ads. If the answer is yes then look out for the name of that file as it is a virus. If you encounter it remove it along Gravity Space Ads. You can search a detailed removal guide for it once you are done deleting Gravity Space Ads.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Gravity Space Ads . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Gravity Space Ads should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
(Works for XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Gravity Space Ads and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
IMPORTANT WARNING! READ BEFORE PROCEEDING!
What follows is a few mandatory steps, that are unfortunately also pretty difficult and dangerous to perform, so be extremely careful. Doing this wrong can damage your PC significantly. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a trusted anto-malware program to do this for you.
If you are confident in your abilities proceed forward. Remember that if a process seems suspicious to you but you are not certain about it you could just “Google” it. Deleting files associated with Windows could cause a corrupted OS and prevent your computer from even loading Windows!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.